Topic Background

Tampa Electric Company's Polk Power Station near Lakeland, Florida, (photograph by NREL)

CCS is an essential technology in order to continue using fossil fuel combustion in power sector and steel and cement industry while avoiding CO2 emissions entering into atmosphere. Fully applied CCS will avoid emissions of 70Gt of CO2. Challenges remain in efficiency of carbon capture process, exploration of storage sites, and creation of adequate incentives. Possible game changer is carbon usage technology such as artificial photosynthesis...

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CCS (Reviews and Prospects of ICEF 2017 Concurrent Sessions)

  • Posted by Alex Zapantis
  • December 13, 2017
  • General Manager Commercial, Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute

The CCS session was Chaired by Alex Zapantis, General Manager Commercial at the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute, and joined by four excellent speakers:  ● Mr. Ian Yeates, Director, Carbon Capture and Storage Initiatives, Planning, Environment and Sustainable Development Division, SaskPower  ● Dr. Leslie Mabon, Lecturer in Sociology, School of Applied Social St...

7th High Temperature Solid Looping Cycles Network Meeting was a success

  • Posted by ICEF Secretariat
  • September 22, 2017

The High Temperature Solid Looping Cycles Network is a networking organization under IEAGHG (IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme) aiming at promoting further development and scale-up of innovative processes for CO2 capture which involve solid looping cycles operating at elevated temperatures.  The research meeting among the members of the network takes place every other year.  This time...

15th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization was held in Shanghai, China in July, 2017..

  • Posted by ICEF Secretariat
  • September 8, 2017

The 15th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization was held in Shanghai, China from July 17th to 21st, 2017. Issues on CO2 as a green feedstock via reduction, CO2 as a building block via functionalization, CO2 capture and mineralization, CO2 as a working agent, and carbon budget, policy & strategies, were discussed. Approximately 400 scientists from more than 20 countries attended...

CO2 Injection by Japan CCS Exceeded 65,000 metric tons at the end of July.

  • Posted by ICEF Secretariat
  • August 9, 2017

According to Japan CCS Co. Ltd, they re-started the CO2 injection at the Tomakomai CCS demonstration project site on 13 July after the scheduled shutdown. In this project, the CO2 injection has commenced since April, 2016, and is progressing very smoothly. At the end of July, the quantity of cumulative injected CO2 has reached 65,446.7 metric tons.

CO2 Summit III: Pathways to Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Deployment was held in May 22-26, 2017, at Grand Hotel San Michele, Cetraro (Calabria), Italy.

  • Posted by ICEF Secretariat
  • July 14, 2017

In the CO2 utilization session on the conference, RD&D framework for CO2 utilization at the Giga ton scale was discussed. Some ongoing policy initiatives such as grant opportunity for CO2 utilization and Direct Air Capture (DAC) were reported. It was pointed out conducting robust and transparent lifecycle emissions assessment is required to understand the effectiveness of CO2 utilization. Barr...

CARBON-NEGATIVE ENERGY SYSTEM -- Sustainable World Energy Supply and Global Environment Restoration Using Renewable and Nuclear Energies

  • Posted by Masao Hori
  • September 15, 2016
  • Staff, Universal Energy Research Institute, Inc.

Investigated is a carbon-negative energy system which supplies energy sustainably to the world and sequestering carbon from the global carbon cycle to control atmospheric CO2 concentration. In the conceptual system presented, carbon will be effectively removed from the global carbon cycle by the biomass-nuclear synergistic process to produce biochar and biofuel. Typically, by this carbon-negative ...

Researchers found a way to store CO2 in volcanic rock

  • Posted by ICEF Secretariat
  • September 12, 2016

An international team of researchers have found a way for CO2 to rapidly form carbonate minerals, by injecting CO2 into the volcanic rock under Iceland. This could potentially be a cheaper and more secure way to store CO2 underground, and it could also improve public acceptance of CCS. As the next step, the team is planning to scale up the project.

Barriers disturbing development of innovative measures for mitigating climate change

  • Posted by Yoichi Kaya
  • August 19, 2014
  • President, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)

According to SPM of IPCC AR-5 WG1(1) cumulative (anthropogenic) emissions of CO2 and global mean surface temperature response are approximately linearly related. It indicates that stabilization of the global surface temperature requires almost zero emission of CO2. Considering that more than 85% of primary energy mankind depend upon are fossil fuels, we mankind are required to make drastic efforts...